Statement from Governor Dan Malloy and Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman on General Electric’s departure. Governor Malloy said, “Today’s decision is a clear signal that Connecticut must continue to adapt to a changing business climate. Businesses care about transportation infrastructure, and we will continue to make new investments to create a more modern transportation future. Businesses care […]
Entries Tagged as 'General Electric'
January 13th, 2016 · 8 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics
August 2015 Highlights: Mayoral Primary Turns Ugly, Finch KKK Mailer Backfires, Ganim Fixes Hole In Fence, More Gun Violence
December 28th, 2015 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
The most-watched mayoral race in Connecticut heated up in August with Mayor Bill Finch’s campaign kicking out an inflammatory mailer accusing Joe Ganim of representing a white supremacist. In fact, Ganim served as a paralegal for a law firm that represented an African American acquitted in federal court of providing arms to a white supremacist. […]
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December 22nd, 2015 · 1 Comment · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events
OIB story highlights for March 2015. – Nothing like political star power to pad the campaign warchest. With “music and flavors of the East” Mayor Bill Finch enjoyed that Monday night at the Easton home of Bangalore Mahesh, owner of several Dunkin’ Donuts coffee franchises in Bridgeport, where Governor Dan Malloy and Connecticut’s two U.S. […]
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August 28th, 2015 · 38 Comments · Education, News and Events
Mayor Bill Finch today conducted a groundbreaking for construction of a new high school to replace the 90-year-old Harding on property owned by General Electric off Boston Avenue that he would like named Barack Obama High School. The school is scheduled for completion in 2018.
August 17th, 2015 · 17 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning
2011 mayoral candidate Jeff Kohut is lending his policy wonk ideas to Joe Ganim’s campaign. Kohut shares why he thinks Ganim should be elected. Bridgeport is, unarguably, a special place. Of course, it is known to the world as the home-base of P. T. Barnum – perhaps the best salesman and most imaginative businessman of […]
June 15th, 2015 · 1 Comment · News and Events, State Politics
WFSB 3 Connecticut MSNBC Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough loves living in Connecticut. He’s just not crazy about the taxes. From his morning perch he has railed against state taxes that could drive corporate giants such as GE out of Connecticut. More from Face the State host Dennis House:
June 10th, 2015 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
Leaders of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council are urging its membership to contact legislative officials and the governor to rollback the tax increases adopted in the state budget. Fairfield-based General Electric has announced it may relocate its corporate headquarters as a result of the new taxes. The Connecticut General Assembly is expected to conduct a […]
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June 4th, 2015 · 14 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics
Following another major tax hike approved by the General Assembly, General Electric’s chief executive officer notified Connecticut employees “I have assembled an exploratory team to look into the company’s options to relocate corporate HQ to another state with a more pro-business environment.” The response from the top Democrat in the Senate, Martin Looney: Who cares.